Sports: Tigers hammered by the Tribe, 12-1
The Tigers lost 12-1 in Cleveland as the Tribe has now won all 11 meetings between the two teams this year. Lonnie Chisenhall was 4 for 5 with three RBIs for Cleveland. Cleveland has outscored Detroit 77-24 this season and the Indians now lead the Tigers by 7 1/2 games in the AL Central. Game three is tonight at 6:45 on WBCK. Victor Martinez knocked in the only Tiger run in the sixth. Anibal Sanchez (5-9), who replaced the injured Jordan Zimmermann, allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings. Tiger’s slugger Miguel Cabrera was ejected in the sixth after grounding out. Cabrera, thinking the ball hit off his leg, never left the batter's box and was called out at first. He was ejected when the umpires didn't reverse the call. Michael Fulmer will start for the Tigers today at 12pm on WBCK.
All Star Rosters
Miguel Cabrera is the only Detroit Tigers player on the All-Star game roster. Fans have a chance to vote in Tigers’ second baseman Ian Kinsler. The Tigers and Pirates have a campaign partnership encouraging fans to #VoteKinsler and #VoteMarte for Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler and Pirates outfielder Starling Marte in the final ballot. Fans may vote as often as they like until 4pm Friday at the team websites.
The Cubs became the first team since the 1976 Cincinnati Reds to have five players voted as All-Star Game starters when their entire infield and one outfielder earned the honor Tuesday. The July 12 game at San Diego's Petco Park will feature 11 first-time starters.
The Battle Creek Bombers fell to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, 1-0 Tuesday night at C.O. Brown Stadium, splitting the two-game series. Bombers starting pitcher Nigel Ward went seven innings, but took the loss. He allowed one run on five hits, walked four batters and struck out three. The Bombers turned four double plays to stay in the game. With the loss, the Bombers fell to 18-18 on the year as the first half of the season comes to an end. With the victory, the Rafters clinched the first-half South division title and earned an automatic playoff berth. The Bombers are in Madison tonight at 8:05.
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser filed for salary arbitration Tuesday, assuring he'll have a new deal with the club within one month. Goaltender Petr Mrazek opted not to file.
The Red Wings would like to avoid the arbitration with DeKeyser, who would receive a one-year contract and be eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer, unless the team can sign him to a multi-year deal beforehand. Mrazek is expected to sign a two- or four-year contract, likely for between $4 million and $5 million a season.
Red Wings forward Teemu Pulkkinen underwent shoulder surgery recently, with an anticipated recovery time of four-to-six months. That means Pulkkinen won’t be ready for the start of next season. Defenseman Alexey Marchenko had surgery on his wrist, but should be ready to go this fall.
Lions Cut Tulloch
The Lions have released 10 year veteran linebacker Stephen Tulloch. Coach Jim Caldwell called Tulloch "a consummate professional on and off the field." Tulloch missed most of the 2014 season after injuring his knee while celebrating after a play. He started all 16 games for the Lions last season, his fifth with Detroit.
On the Wimbledon Men’s quarterfinal schedule: It’s Tomas Berdych and Lucas Pouille, Roger Federer and Marin Cilic, Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and American Sam Querrey and Milos Raonic. The Williams sisters have stayed on track to meet in the Wimbledon final.
Pistorius Sentenced to Six Years
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was facing a possible 15-year jail term for shooting Steenkamp through a toilet cubicle door at his home in 2013, but the judge in the case said substantial and compelling circumstances existed in the double-amputee Olympic runner's case to give him a lesser sentence.